Using // vs http:// to link to external sites

I just discovered something amazing that may have been around for years but I didn’t know it. ¬†Anyways … the amazing thing was that I could link to external sites using:

I really don’t read the spec so I assume that it is in there. But to me it is like discovering a hidden jewel. Just imagine … a life in which I have to type 5 less characters. 5 less characters is the difference between Twitter and Not Twitter. Huge! Yeah right. Ok enough of the madness.

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